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About us

Swimlids was founded in 2014 when founder, Karen Gellis needed a sun protection hat for her children that would keep up with her families active lifestyle. On vacations they were always swimming, boating, SUPing, surfing, and more. Tradtional sun hats would get wet and fall off. Karen wanted something that was affordable, packable, lightweight, and quick drying. Swimlids was born.

The Original Swimlid is a baseball style hat that fits snug, covers the ears, and can be worn underwater, SUPing, surfing, kayaking, boating, tubing, water aerobics and more. The cap fits over your head like a swimcap and the visor offers your face great sun coverage. Originally made for kids, but now available for all ages. The lightweight, quick drying hat is a great item to toss and go beach bag item! The Original Swimlid is made for someone who is in and out of the water ALL DAY!

The Funky Bucket hat was developed a few years later, as a less fitted, more fashionable alternative to The Original Swimlid. The bucket hat is constructed of the same lightweight fabric and the brim offers 360 degree coverage. The hat is great for SUPing, windy beach days, kayaking, and more. The hat lays completely flat for optimal packability.

We are a small company located in coastal Maine and every order means the world to us. We thank you for choosing our sun hat to help you and your family stay sun safe.

Karen Gellis

Founder Swimlids

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Return Policy

1. You will be responsible for the shipping charges of the returned product. You can use any carrier you wish. Please do not mail any package COD as they cannot be accepted. 2. Returns are to be made within 14 days of receipt. 3. Merchandise must be in it's original condition with tags attached and unworn. Please note because this is a hat, it must be in original packaging and condition. If items smell like smoke or has make up stains we will not accept the return. 4. Use a trackable shipping method and record your return's tracking number. Original shipping costs will not be refunded. Upon receipt of your return, it can take up to 10-15 business days for it to be inspected and processed. Once your return meets our return requirements, your refund will be processed and a credit will be applied to the original form of payment used to make the purchase. We will send you an email once your return has been processed. It may take up to two billing cycles to appear on your statement, depending on your credit card company.

Swimlids uses USPS for all domestic orders. Average delivery time is 3-5 days.